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11/14/2008

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FS

blogging/WordTwist savant Jodi

I take comfort in the fact that she's no good at Scramble.

Jodi

The fact that I am no good at Scramble makes me worry that I have some sort of brain tumor.

hotrod

Jodi sucks at Scrabulous too.

Dabysan

Don't even joke about such things. You need to survive long enough to pay up on the challenge. 

Jodi

Dude, don't worry. I bought your victory pie months ago. 

Jodi

Well you just suck.

Dabysan

I'm expecting a fresh made victory pie.


Jodi

What you are expecting and what you are getting are two very different things. Besides, the rules do not stipulate anything about freshness, which is subjective anyway.

Dabysan

No, but the rules do stipulate that you will provide me with a
"delicious blackberry pie," and while brownies may taste
indistinguishable after months on the shelf, the deliciousness of pie
is directly related to freshness.

What I may be willing to
consider (given the difficulty of finding fresh blackberries in
January) is a substitute of a more seasonal varietal -- pumpkin
perhaps. This, of course, is further evidence of my magnanimity,
something you should remember when you're doing your extolling.

Jodi

I believe "delicious" is also subjective. Maybe I'll see if I can't find a good mincemeat pie.

Dabysan

I'm a vegetarian, and most proper mincemeat actually contains, well, meat. So if I'm going to extend my stunningly generous offer of a substitute for blackberry, it will have to be for a pie I can actually eat and enjoy. 

Dabysan

On the bright side, I'm glad you now view this as a pie accompli. 

Jodi

Did you miss the part where I said delicious was subjective? Nowhere in the rules does it say anything about you enjoying the pie.

FS

Be fair-there is more than one school of thought on mincemeat ingredients.

Dabysan

The rules call for you to provide me with a delicious pie. I enjoy delicious pie. Therefore, if you follow the rules, you will be providing me with a pie I can enjoy. Simple.


Jodi

What if the pie is delicious right now but might not be as delicious if you actually win in a few months? Because it doesn't clearly state that pie must be delicious at time of consumption. It could very well be delicious at time of purchase.

hotrod

I had vegetarian haggis once.  It was one of the grossest thing I've ever eaten.

Nothing about a fresh-baked pie was stated in the terms of the wager.  I, for one, am hoping Jodi sends one of these - of the blackberry variety, of course.

This new-found solidarity with Jodi is hard.  I'm not sure I can last seven weeks.

Jodi

Dude, I am going to be sending him brownie pie, of course.

Dabysan

It simply states that you provide me with a "delicious pie." A formerly delicious pie is not, in fact, a delicious pie. So providing me with a formerly delicious pie would be an unfortunate default on our agreement.

The pie does not have to be delicious at the time of consumption, but it does have to be delicious at the time of receipt, which because I'm honorable, will be around the same time.

Jodi

I don't see these asinine stipulations anywhere in the rules.

Dabysan

What stipulations? It simply says delicious pie. You're the dorkus who doesn't seem to understand what that means. 

Jodi

Well to me, "delicious pie" is an oxymoron. There is no such thing. So the term is totally subjective. You better start being nice or you're gonna get a cow pie.

hotrod

Jodi's absolutely right.  Although "delicious pie" does rule out brownie pie.

hotrod

OOOH!  Send a cow pie!

Dabysan

You jumped ship as I'm making the final turn for home. Perplexing. On the bright side I think you'll probably feel more at home on the losing side of things.

And as for Jodi's weaseling, we shall just have to see how she chooses to live up to her commitments. Were I to lose this wager, which I won't, I would endeavor to provide a best-of-breed brownie in a show of sportsmanship.

If she's going to parse words and short change me after my yearlong struggle, I'll be content to let history judge her.

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